The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 536 527 515
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing SMTP 105 111 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.39% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 68
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8506 8009 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5156 4451 3814
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 467 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 87 £400 +0.62% 31
London -1 36 £406 +32.11% 16
South East -24 36 £425 +6.91% 6
Buckinghamshire +23 16 £513 +156.25%
Milton Keynes - 15 £525 -
Scotland -3 11 £300 +9.09% 1
Berkshire -12 10 £350 -11.94% 2
Erskine - 8 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £300 -
West Midlands -2 6 £400 +39.13%
City of London +40 5 £500 +81.81%
Surrey -13 5 £425 +2.10%
South Wales - 5 £350 -
Wales - 5 £350 -
Reading -11 4 - - 2
Birmingham - 4 £444 -
Hampshire -10 3 £120 -70.00% 1
North West -16 3 £400 - 2
East Midlands +10 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 - -
Guildford +3 2 £418 -
Nottingham +1 2 - -
Merseyside -3 2 £400 - 1
Liverpool -7 2 £400 - 1
Newport - 2 £350 -
Woking - 2 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £463 -
South West - 2 £110 - 4
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 1

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 142 (63.96%) DNS
2 106 (47.75%) Windows
3 102 (45.95%) Linux
4 84 (37.84%) Unix
4 84 (37.84%) Active Directory
5 82 (36.94%) HTTP
6 78 (35.14%) TCP/IP
7 62 (27.93%) Microsoft
8 55 (24.77%) FTP
8 55 (24.77%) VMware
9 54 (24.32%) SSL
10 53 (23.87%) Apache
11 52 (23.42%) SQL Server
11 52 (23.42%) Firewall
12 51 (22.97%) Perl
13 50 (22.52%) Python
14 45 (20.27%) Internet
15 44 (19.82%) SQL
16 42 (18.92%) LDAP
16 42 (18.92%) DHCP
17 41 (18.47%) MS Exchange
17 41 (18.47%) PowerShell
17 41 (18.47%) High Availability
18 39 (17.57%) Red Hat
19 38 (17.12%) SNMP
19 38 (17.12%) Windows Server
20 37 (16.67%) MS Excel
20 37 (16.67%) Web Services
20 37 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (16.22%) Security Cleared

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (23.87%) Apache
2 41 (18.47%) MS Exchange
3 31 (13.96%) IIS
4 30 (13.51%) Tomcat
5 23 (10.36%) OpenStack
6 22 (9.91%) JBoss
7 19 (8.56%) WebLogic
8 17 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (7.66%) WebSphere
9 16 (7.21%) nginx
10 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
11 11 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (4.95%) IBM Notes
12 8 (3.60%) IBM Domino
12 8 (3.60%) Skype for Business
13 6 (2.70%) CMS
13 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (2.25%) Jetty
14 5 (2.25%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 26 (11.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.31%) Office 365
3 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.90%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.90%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (63.96%) DNS
2 82 (36.94%) HTTP
3 78 (35.14%) TCP/IP
4 55 (24.77%) FTP
5 54 (24.32%) SSL
6 52 (23.42%) Firewall
7 45 (20.27%) Internet
8 42 (18.92%) DHCP
8 42 (18.92%) LDAP
9 38 (17.12%) SNMP
10 33 (14.86%) SSH
11 24 (10.81%) IMAP
12 23 (10.36%) Network Security
13 17 (7.66%) IPsec
14 16 (7.21%) VoIP
14 16 (7.21%) VPN
14 16 (7.21%) WAN
15 15 (6.76%) BGP
16 14 (6.31%) LAN
17 12 (5.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.06%) MySQL
3 14 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.05%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.70%) DB2
6 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.25%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.35%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (9.01%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.86%) Subversion
3 12 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.25%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.25%) JIRA
4 5 (2.25%) JMeter
4 5 (2.25%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.25%) Selenium
5 4 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.35%) Metasploit
6 3 (1.35%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.90%) JUnit
7 2 (0.90%) NUnit
7 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.90%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.45%) git-flow
8 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (10.36%) Finance
2 21 (9.46%) Banking
3 10 (4.50%) Back Office
3 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.60%) Front Office
5 2 (0.90%) Billing
5 2 (0.90%) Games
5 2 (0.90%) Law
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (16.67%) Administrator
2 26 (11.71%) Developer
3 24 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (9.01%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
6 16 (7.21%) Analyst
7 15 (6.76%) Consultant
7 15 (6.76%) Network Engineer
8 14 (6.31%) VMware Engineer
9 13 (5.86%) VMware Support Engineer
10 12 (5.41%) Security Engineer
11 11 (4.95%) Applications Support
11 11 (4.95%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (4.05%) Security Advisor
13 8 (3.60%) Applications Engineer
13 8 (3.60%) Back Office Engineer
13 8 (3.60%) IT Administrator
13 8 (3.60%) Linux Support
13 8 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.67%) Web Services
2 28 (12.61%) LAMP
3 25 (11.26%) CSS
3 25 (11.26%) HTML
4 23 (10.36%) XML
5 21 (9.46%) .NET
5 21 (9.46%) jQuery
6 19 (8.56%) SOAP
7 17 (7.66%) Laravel
8 16 (7.21%) LEMP Stack
9 14 (6.31%) AngularJS
9 14 (6.31%) HTML5
10 13 (5.86%) MCollective
10 13 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.50%) LAPP Stack
12 8 (3.60%) Middleware
13 7 (3.15%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET
14 6 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
14 6 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (9.01%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.21%) Cryptography
3 15 (6.76%) Client/Server
4 13 (5.86%) CESG
5 12 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.41%) PKI
6 11 (4.95%) Clustering
6 11 (4.95%) Statistics
7 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.70%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.25%) Replication
10 3 (1.35%) DataPower
10 3 (1.35%) User Experience
10 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.90%) Fintech
11 2 (0.90%) NHS
12 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.45%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 106 (47.75%) Windows
2 102 (45.95%) Linux
3 84 (37.84%) Unix
4 38 (17.12%) Windows Server
5 24 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (9.91%) CentOS
7 19 (8.56%) Ubuntu
8 17 (7.66%) Debian
8 17 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (7.21%) Windows Vista
10 14 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (4.95%) zOS
12 9 (4.05%) Solaris
12 9 (4.05%) Windows 8
12 9 (4.05%) Windows XP
13 7 (3.15%) AIX
13 7 (3.15%) SUSE
13 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (2.25%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.47%) High Availability
2 28 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.26%) Web Development
4 23 (10.36%) Open Source
5 22 (9.91%) DevOps
6 20 (9.01%) Configuration Management
6 20 (9.01%) ITIL
7 18 (8.11%) Migration
8 16 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (6.76%) Patch Management
10 14 (6.31%) OWASP
11 13 (5.86%) Information Assurance
11 13 (5.86%) Security Operations
11 13 (5.86%) Technical Analysis
12 12 (5.41%) Fuzz Testing
12 12 (5.41%) SIEM
12 12 (5.41%) Workflow
13 11 (4.95%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (4.95%) Project Management
13 11 (4.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.97%) Perl
2 50 (22.52%) Python
3 44 (19.82%) SQL
4 41 (18.47%) PowerShell
5 30 (13.51%) Java
6 29 (13.06%) PHP
7 28 (12.61%) JavaScript
8 21 (9.46%) Bash Shell
9 17 (7.66%) C#
10 14 (6.31%) VB
11 12 (5.41%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.60%) C
13 7 (3.15%) C++
13 7 (3.15%) Ruby
13 7 (3.15%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.70%) VBScript
15 5 (2.25%) Korn
16 4 (1.80%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.45%) FQL
Qualifications
1 36 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.56%) CISSP
4 17 (7.66%) Degree
5 13 (5.86%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.95%) CCNP
8 10 (4.50%) CEH
9 9 (4.05%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.60%) CCSE
11 6 (2.70%) CCNA
12 5 (2.25%) CCSA
13 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.90%) MCSE
14 2 (0.90%) OSCP
14 2 (0.90%) RHCT
14 2 (0.90%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.05%) RMADS
2 8 (3.60%) SLA
3 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.80%) QA
5 3 (1.35%) HL7
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 84 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.96%) Sendmail
3 28 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (9.91%) Squid
5 14 (6.31%) qmail
5 14 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.05%) Hyper-V
7 7 (3.15%) KVM
7 7 (3.15%) NFS
8 5 (2.25%) Dovecot
8 5 (2.25%) iptables
8 5 (2.25%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.80%) Postfix
9 4 (1.80%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.80%) Xen
10 3 (1.35%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.90%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.90%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (0.90%) vCloud
11 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (14.41%) Nagios
2 31 (13.96%) Puppet
3 27 (12.16%) Cacti
4 16 (7.21%) ZABBIX
5 14 (6.31%) logstash
6 13 (5.86%) collectd
6 13 (5.86%) Ganglia
6 13 (5.86%) Graphite
6 13 (5.86%) HAProxy
7 7 (3.15%) Ansible
7 7 (3.15%) SCCM
8 6 (2.70%) WSUS
9 5 (2.25%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (2.25%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.25%) OpenNebula
9 5 (2.25%) SCOM
9 5 (2.25%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.80%) Bacula
10 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 62 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.77%) VMware
3 39 (17.57%) Red Hat
4 35 (15.77%) Oracle
5 28 (12.61%) Cisco
6 23 (10.36%) Citrix
6 23 (10.36%) IBM
7 17 (7.66%) Splunk
8 12 (5.41%) Lotus
9 11 (4.95%) Google
9 11 (4.95%) HP
10 10 (4.50%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.60%) Dell
11 8 (3.60%) F5
11 8 (3.60%) Huawei
11 8 (3.60%) Symantec
12 7 (3.15%) Brocade
13 6 (2.70%) arcserve
13 6 (2.70%) IronPort
14 5 (2.25%) Blue Coat